Shortly after Beyonce announced she was pregnant with her first child in 2011, there were countless rumors about how she was faking it while the baby was carried by a surrogate. Those rumors were extremely hurtful, the singer says in her new interview with GQ.
The magazine has published the rest of the interview that is already in print and, among other things, Beyonce talks about her pregnancy, how giving birth has changed her and her marriage to music mogul Jay-Z.
She starts off by saying that the fake pregnancy rumors were more hurtful for her mother and sister than for herself.
“I felt like I kind of had to protect my mother, because when people made up the silliest rumor about me not really being pregnant. She was there when I went through all of those things. And my sister. They were very, very defensive,” the diva explains.
“It’s not personal to me, and it comes along with the job, but the lack of respect — people will just go too far sometimes,” she adds.
Beyonce is not the kind though to dwell on negativity. Giving birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy, has finally helped her know herself better than any other experience, she gushes.
“When I gave birth, that was the first time I truly let go and surrendered. And it taught me how amazing that feels… Giving birth made me realize the power of being a woman. I have so much more substance in my life,” the mom says.
“And expressing that excitement and that sensuality and the connection I have with my husband — I’m a lot more comfortable with that now. I actually feel like my child introduced me to myself,” Beyonce explains.
In the same GQ issue, as we also reported a while back, Beyonce reveals her ripped abs in a Terry Richardson shoot, while also talking about music, her impressive career in showbiz and the media.